James Joseph Brown, Jr.

(May 3, 1933December 25, 2006)

commonly referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century popular music.

As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, Brown was a seminal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk. He left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, reggae, disco, dance and electronic music, afrobeat, and hip hop music.


Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.

(July 14, 1913December 26, 2006)

was the 38th President (1974–1977) and 40th Vice President of the United States (1973–1974).

He was the first person appointed to the Vice-Presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, and upon succession to the presidency became the only president in U.S. history to fill that office without having been elected either President or Vice-President.

He was also the longest-lived United States president, having surpassed Ronald Reagan‘s record on November 12, 2006.




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